Memory of the day: Former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces closure of Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping in 1967

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Sun, 23 May 2021 - 08:37 GMT

FILE - Late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser

FILE - Late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser

CAIRO – 23 May 2021: On May 23, many important events took place.

 

 

Important world events:

 

 

1911 – President William Howard Taft inaugurates the New York Public Library, the largest marble building ever built in New York City.

 

 

1967 – Former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces the closure of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.

 

 

2001 - Bayern Munich wins the European Champions League for the fourth time in its history, beating Spanish club Valencia through penalties.

 

 

 

Other occasions:

 

World Turtle Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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